HP Won’t Launch a Smartphone Next Year

The company will enter the smartphone market in the next five years

Computer maker HP has already confirmed plans to enter the smartphone market with a device of its own, yet it seems that we won’t see it put on shelves in the near future.

Meg Whitman, the company’s CEO, has confirmed yesterday that the smartphone wouldn’t be launched next year, though she did say that HP is actively working on this handset’s development.

The next five years should see the computer maker entering the smartphone market, ComputerWorld reports, yet a specific release date for the device is yet unknown.

"I believe that five years from now, if we don't have a smartphone or whatever the next generation of that device is, we'll be locked out of a huge segment of the population in many countries of the world," Whitman reportedly said.

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